Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Love

Valentine's Day. A day to celebrate love. Intimate, romantic love. But what if... you aren't in a relationship with someone? What if the person with whom you share a relationship is... lets say... less than romantic? Can you still celebrate the day? May I suggest that yes, you certainly can.

We women need to really create an intimate relationship with ourselves don't you think? After all, we are the ones we are closest to. We are the ones who really know ourselves. We are the one who care for ourselves. Our bodies. Our minds. Our spirits.

So let me give you a few ways to "romance" yourself this Valentine's weekend if I may.

*Buy yourself a few of the very finest chocolates you can afford. Eat them slowly. Let the chocolate melt on your tongue. Feel no guilt.
*Lock yourself in the bathroom, light some candles, have the longest, hottest bubble bath you ever had.

*Read that steamy novel that you are way to embarrassed to check out from the library.

*Give yourself a foot massage and a pedicure.

*Splurge on a really nice bottle of wine and drink the whole thing. (This may take more than an evening). If not? So what?

*Sign up for an e-course that you really think you need. Like I did.**

*Watch some romantic movies by yourself. I am sure we are all sick to death of watching Die Hard with our husbands. Movies like Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, Chocolat, Lady Chatterly's Lover.

*Write yourself a love letter, and mail it!

*Book yourself a massage.

*Buy yourself a beautiful nightgown.

*Make a valentine from construction paper like you did when you were a girl.

*Most of all, love freely. Love unconditionally. Enjoy and celebrate yourself.


Jen said...

Great ideas Mom! Since I will be alone on Valentine's this year, I may just use some of these idea.

I am also looking forward to spending Valentine's Day with the girls too. I think it's not only a day for romantic love (mostly though) but all sorts of love. I look forward to doing some Valentine's-ish things with them.

Anonymous said...

What are you doing up at 5:30 am??

Dawn said...

I love all these ideas! I usually do these sorts of things for myself when my husband is out of town.

Anonymous said...

great great suggestions. And, I love your comment on my blog. i needed to hear it. at church someone came up to me to tell me they are running a half marathon. at first, I was like - oh, i want to run it too. and, then i remembered what i just blogged about. so, i kindly said, great - i'm taking a break from running right now. it was hard but a good step in the right direction. I keep eyeing that inside out course. good for you.